Portability versus effciency tradeoffs in MAC implementations for microsensor platforms

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Title: Portability versus effciency tradeoffs in MAC implementations for microsensor platforms
Authors: Schoofs, Anthony
Stok, Peter van der
Stanley-Marbell, Phillip
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/1895
Date: May-2009
Abstract: Abstract—Medium Access Control (MAC) implementations control access of network devices to a transmission medium. For emerging communication protocols, the MAC is typically implemented in software, to enable adaptation to evolving defacto or industry standards. Software MAC implementations are typically realized as state machines, executing code related to successive MAC states within periodic interrupts. This software construct yields minimal memory footprint and energy efficiency, but the resulting implementations are often tightly coupled to the platform’s system software, and are thus non-portable across hardware and system platforms. This article presents an architecture that decouples MAC and system software, enabling portability, while preserving software efficiency.
Funding Details: European Commission under the Framework 6 IST Project Wirelessly Accessible Sensor Populations (WASP)
Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: IEEE
Keywords: Embedded systems;Personal area networks;Medium access control;Sensor networks
Subject LCSH: Embedded computer systems
Computer networks--Access control
Sensor networks
DOI: 10.1109/LES.2009.2028040
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:CLARITY Research Collection
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